Professor Karin Verspoor

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 3.12
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Bioscience
  • Biomedical Natural Language Processing (Text Mining)
  • Health informatics (Biomedical ontologies)

Personal webpage

Recent publications

  1. Bouadjenek M, Zobel J, Verspoor C. Automated assessment of biological database assertions using the scientific literature. BMC BIOINFORMATICS. Biomed Central. 2019, Vol. 20, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-019-2801-x
  2. Lopez Campos G, Kiossoglou P, Borda A, Hawthorne C, Gray K, Verspoor C. Characterizing the Scope of Exposome Research Through Topic Modeling and Ontology Analysis.. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019, Vol. 264. DOI: 10.3233/SHTI190519
  3. Nguyen D, Verspoor C. End-to-end neural relation extraction using deep biaffine attention. 41st European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2019. Springer Verlag. 2019, Vol. 11437 LNCS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-15712-8_47
  4. Al Bkhetan Z, Zobel J, Kowalczyk A, Verspoor C, Goudey B. Exploring effective approaches for haplotype block phasing.. BMC Bioinformatics. Biomed Central. 2019, Vol. 20, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-019-3095-8
  5. Nguyen D, Verspoor C. From POS tagging to dependency parsing for biomedical event extraction. BMC BIOINFORMATICS. Biomed Central. 2019, Vol. 20, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-019-2604-0
  6. Zhai Z, Nguyen D, Akhondi S, Thorne C, Druckenbrodt C, Cohn T, Gregory M, Verspoor C. Improving Chemical Named Entity Recognition in Patents with Contextualized Word Embeddings. Proceedings of the 18th BioNLP Workshop and Shared Task. Association for Computational Linguistics. 2019. DOI: 10.18653/v1/W19-5035
  7. Dogan RI, Kim S, Chatr-Aryamontri A, Wei C-H, Comeau DC, Antunes R, Matos S, Chen Q, Elangovan A, Panyam NC, Verspoor C, Liu H, Wang Y, Liu Z, Altinel B, Husunbeyi ZM, Ozgur A, Fergadis A, Wang C-K, Dai H-J, Tran T, Kavuluru R, Luo L, Steppi A, Zhang J, Qu J, Lu Z. Overview of the BioCreative VI Precision Medicine Track: mining protein interactions and mutations for precision medicine. Database: the journal of biological databases and curation. Oxford University Press. 2019, Vol. 2019. DOI: 10.1093/database/bay147
  8. NÉvÉol A, Yepes AJ, Neves M, Verspoor C. Parallel corpora for the biomedical domain. LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. 2019.
  9. Chen Q, Britto R, Erill I, J Jeffery C, Liberzon A, Magrane M, Onami J-I, Robinson-Rechavi M, Sponarova J, Zobel J, Verspoor C. Quality Matters: Biocuration Experts on the Impact of Duplication and Other Data Quality Issues in Biological Databases. . 2019. DOI: 10.1101/788034
  10. Hassanzadeh H, Nguyen A, Verspoor C. Quantifying semantic similarity of clinical evidence in the biomedical literature to facilitate related evidence synthesis.. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Elsevier. 2019, Vol. 100. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2019.103321
  11. Valentine J, Hall L, Verspoor C, Worth L. The current scope of healthcare-associated infection surveillance activities in hospitalized immunocompromised patients: a systematic review.. Int J Epidemiol. Oxford University Press. 2019. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyz162
  12. Hur B, Hardefeldt L, Verspoor C, Baldwin T, Gilkerson J. Using natural language processing and VetCompass to understand antimicrobial usage patterns in Australia. Australian Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship conference. Australian Veterinary Association. 2019, Vol. 97, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1111/avj.12836
  13. Hameed P, Verspoor C, Kusljic S, Halgamuge S. A two-tiered unsupervised clustering approach for drug repositioning through heterogeneous data integration. BMC BIOINFORMATICS. Biomed Central. 2018, Vol. 19, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-018-2123-4
  14. Nguyen D, Verspoor C. An Improved Neural Network Model for Joint POS Tagging and Dependency Parsing. Proceedings of the CoNLL 2018 Shared Task: Multilingual Parsing from Raw Text to Universal Dependencies. Association for Computational Linguistics. 2018.
  15. Downie L, Makrai E, Bonggotgetsakul Y, Dirito L, Kristo K, Pham M, You M, Verspoor C, Pianta M. Appraising the Quality of Systematic Reviews for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Interventions A Systematic Review. JAMA OPHTHALMOLOGY. American Medical Association. 2018, Vol. 136, Issue 9. DOI: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.2620

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